Is Linux always so frustating^
drs at pointyhats.com
Thu Apr 8 04:41:21 UTC 2004
Everyone has their complaints. However, even Microsoft is trying to
break away from the so-called drive C: computing era.
As far as I am concerned, Linux does not have drive c: computing,
nor program activation! A big + plus in my book.
Yes Fedora has it's bugs but I find it no more buggy than SUSE or the
RedHat versions I purchased which I was really mad about too.
I like Bluefish for what it's worth, but it doesn't compare to
Dreamweaver. If you think about it, most people I know who use
dreamweaver are actually criminals. They run keygens and cracks and
use illegal software. Why not just use open source programs and not
worry about purchasing licenses? Even the programs that are not free
in Linux are 100's of dollars cheaper than their Windows counterparts.
Windows didn't come with Macromedia Dreamweaver either!
Windows does not come with a decent GUI Ftp program!
Windows doesn't have a good image editor!
Windows does not have ssh!
Windows does not come with a c/c++ compiler - that's $1000 extra!
Windows XP has .zip support, but what about all the other archive formats?
You still need an archive program in Windows.
Purchasing MS Plus for Windows does not get you themes, except from
Microsoft! To get themes to work correctly in XP you have to install
a cheap hack. Total waste of money for MS Plus.
In fact, everything you like about windows it doesn't have. You must
install those programs afterwards and most are not free.
My biggest complaint about Windows
I hate the way the filesystem, directories, and OS including the
registry are layed out. I am actually more productive using the bash
shell in Linux than using the windows interface and mouse. But I do
like X and Gnome apps, plus good linux distro's come with just about
all you need.
As far as I know, Linux does not have a registry like Windows. The
kernel has something called the /proc directory were you can control the
running kernel. You can see I'm no Linux expert, but I can use this OS
and these programs a lot easier than in Windows. Linux programs use
simple config files which are plain text files - something I can
note: most people who have used Microsoft Windows for years, don't
know shit about it! they trash their system or it crashes and they
attempt to reinstall or start replacing parts and lose all their
Windows is the most unsafe operating system I have ever used. I have
lost many files over the years using various versions of Windows
including XP Pro. Yes, I said it, Windows is unsafe meaning it's not
Take a fraction of the money you would have spent on Windows and
commerical programs that run on Windows and you can buy a lot of books
and new hardware! With Microsoft it's all about selling and getting
your money. The people who develop programs to run on Windows are
following the leader to make MONEY OFF YOU!
Well, I'm all out of time and money;)
On Thu, Apr 08, 2004 at 04:17:11AM +0200, Chadley Wilson wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-04-08 at 03:59, Dave Smith wrote:
> > There's a learning curve that you just have to stick with if you want
> > the advantages of OpenSource software.
> > Dave
> > On Wed, 2004-04-07 at 12:16, pinco wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > perhaps this message will irritate all of you, that's not my intention,
> > > so I beg your pardon if it does.
> Relax, we aren't monsters, we just ask that you do some reading which
> will assist you in your learning curve andhelp you on your new
> > > I don't think I lack of experience in computer matters, even if I'm not
> > > an expert (see my homepage), but I'm really frustrated with Linux (Fedora).
> > >
> Not many experts around here, most of ask questions, and the experts
> And they are great.
> > > Since I'm not happy with MS policy I'm trying to switch to Linux, but
> > > until now very few programs I succeeded to install without wasting a lot
> > > of time and even so I didn't succeed.
> Well your not the first to find fault and unhappiness with MS
> > >
> > > I'm happy with OpenOffice, very happy with Audacity (which I discoverd
> > > thanks to this list), but what else?
> > >
> > > In these days I tried a substitue to FrontPage, but I failed to install
> > > Quanta!
> Quanta is really for a hard coder in Html Css PHP Java etc
> If you want wysiwyg then use Open Office as your front end for layout
> and quick content, and quanta to clean up the code and do some advanced
> I must admit that both screem and bluefish work better for me, both have
> auto-complete tags which is irritating at times when you add a closing
> tag that already put there for U.
> It even has an image map tool Pretty cool.
> It has a css wizard thing never really played with it prefer cssed from
> freshmeat myself.
> > > (I'm a newbie,
> Most people are always Nubies don't let that bug you.
> > > but I don't have any problems with installing and
> > > even coding on Windows.
> Well thats because its like rowing in your swimming pool, where as linux
> is raging river of options, obstacles and adventure.
> Beside the Linux fellows are mich nicer than the windows lot.
> > > Besides I've read in a mailing list that it
> > > crashes with Fedora Core 1). NVU is more o less a HTML editor. So I
> > > didn't succeed to find a substiture!
> > >
> I also tried NVU with no luck, we will have to wait for FC2. They are
> actually building it for that.
> > > Why am I failing to switch to Linux?
> > >
> > > Please, pay attention to the fact that I'm asking help, don't insult
> > > me... if you can :)
> > >
> Your are not failing, think of it as your biggest adventure and remember
> we are here to help, There are some on the list with a lot of impatience
> just ignor them and go with those who want to help you.
> ps as long you don't crap on us for your difficulties we will always do
> our best to help you. After all we didnt make linux we use it. The
> makers of FC can be found on the devel list if you really feel your big
> enough to take them on!
> Anyway have cool coding day.
> My site it far from finished but is starting to look very good. I using
> straight forward html and css. Its really just an info site for internal
> use. Stats, staff and all that.
> Chadley - Linux Rocks
> Welcome to my world.
> This mail is free for distribution. You are free to - delete it - resend
> it - use it in anyway that makes you happy. I am not responsible for it
> or its content due to ignorance.
> Enjoy the adventures of Linux
More information about the users